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Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies

Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

Small batch version of Laura Bush's giant cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cowboy Cookies, Laura Bush
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time -- Optional 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Anna
Cost 5


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 125 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 scant teaspoon salt 1/4 if using salted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 114 grams
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 100 grams
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 100 grams
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cups flaked coconut sweetened or unsweetened
  • 2/3 cups chopped pecans lightly toasted if you have time


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add both sugar and continue beating for 2 minutes, scraping the side of the bowl. Add the egg and beat just until mixed, then beat in the vanilla.
  • With a heavy duty scraper, stir in the flour mixture until fully blended, the then stir in the chocolate chips, oats, coconut and nuts.
  • Divide the dough into 12 portions. Shape into balls and press them down slightly to make disks. Bake immediately or chill and bake a few dough portions at a time. Bake time should be about 15 minutes for smaller cookies (12) or 18 minutes if you make the cookies large size.